Women’s Leadership Coordinator – Ref #2023-074

Women’s Leadership Coordinator – Ref #2023-074

The Approaches to Community Wellbeing is a regional resource to 31 First Nations Communities.  The Approaches to Community Wellbeing provides expertise, support, services, and programming in public health to the region.  The program also supports communities in the development, implementation, and monitoring of their own Approaches to Community Wellbeing.  The Raising our Children section of the model includes Family Health, Youth Development, and Building Healthy Relationships.  The Iikwew Mashkowziiwin project (Women’s Strength) aims to restore Indigenous women to leadership roles, strengthen Indigenous women’s capacity through training programs designed to promote awareness of oppressive practices, restore family balance, reduce family violence, educate on gender-based violence, colonial violence, and lateral violence, and promote healthy relationships.

The Women’s Leadership Coordinator will work with the Building Healthy Relationships section of Raising our Children to provide expertise around engaging women, developing women’s leadership programming, and building community capacity around leadership.

The Women’s Leadership Coordinator is directly accountable to the Raising our Children Manager.

This is a term position until March 31, 2024.


  • Persons of First Nations ancestry will be given preference (OHRC, Part II, Special Employment)
  • Diploma in social work or health related field, or a combination of education and work experience suitable to the employer.
  • A minimum of one year work experience and/or education in a health/mental health in Indigenous communities.
  • Experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in Indigenous health issues and issues facing women and gender diverse people, including understanding of appropriate engagement methods.
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, Indigenous traditions and culture.
  • Knowledge of government health policies and regulations as they apply to First Nations.
  • Excellent communication skills, i.e., Listening, oral, and written English skills, public speaking, and preparing and delivering presentations.
  • Ability to apply adult learning principles to effectively educate.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work well independently and within a team.
  • Excellent keyboarding skills, able to perform word processing, create spreadsheets and graphics, and operate other office equipment.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle.
  • CPR/First Aid or Wilderness First Aid training is an asset.
  • Land based activities, such as archery or canoeing, cultural activities such as beading, drum making, ribbon skirt/shirt making experience or training an asset.
  • Ability to speak fluently in one of the Sioux Lookout Zone First Nations dialects is an asset.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Submit program reporting according to funder requirements.
  2. Participates in the development and evaluation of educational materials and resources related to the lkwew Mashkowziiwin project.
  3. Provides support to health promotion activities for the Raising our Children team.
  4. Provides orientation to SLFNHA’s Approaches to Community Wellbeing and Raising our Children teams to community health care and social service providers to develop program awareness and facilitate continued learning opportunities for community workers around promoting and supporting women’s leadership.
  5. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with community health and social services staff to inform program development, support community goals around women’s leadership, and build leadership capacity.
  6. Conducts environmental scan to determine community needs and existing programs related to women’s leadership.
  7. Plans, implements, and evaluates women’s leadership programs and community-based initiatives.
  8. Develops and delivers an education program designed to increase the understanding of traditional and contemporary women’s leadership.
  9. Builds leadership capacity of women and community workers through:
  • Developing and providing resources on the promotion of women’s leadership
  • Acting as a mentor for women in leadership and those aspiring to leadership roles
  • Providing training
  • Conducting workshops
  • Facilitating the development of a network of women in leadership and those aspiring to leadership roles
  1. Advocates for clients and communities to enhance health determinants specific to women.
  2. Actively participates on committees and other working groups as a representative for SLFNHA.

Closing Date: Open till Filled

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